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Psychoanalysis and Music

Jesse Russell

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sigmund Freud's attitude toward music was ambivalent. Freud described himself as being 'ganz unmusikalisch' (totally unmusical). Despite his much-protested resistance, he could enjoy certain operas such as Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro and he used musical metaphors in the context of theory and therapy. Freud seemed to feel uneasy without a guide from the more rational part. To be emotionally moved by something without knowing what was moving him or why, was an intrinsically anxious experience. The operas he listened were 'conversational' and 'narrative' forms of music, which is theorized, provided him with some kind of 'cognitive control' over the affective impact of the musical sounds. Cheshire (1996) argued that maybe he was jealous and feared the potential therapeutic power of music as a rival to psychoanalysis.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Book on Demand Ltd.
  • Publish Date: Jul 8th, 2012
  • Pages: 74
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.00in - 8.25in - 0.15in - 0.41lb
  • EAN: 9785511835099